Definitions

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  • n. The state or condition of being visionary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being visionary.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being visionary.

Etymologies

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visionary +‎ -ness

Examples

  • We still don't know the decisive elements that went into that change from an older style of symbolism and writing poetry to the new style — the new style being a new type of visionariness but also a certain intermingling of prosaicness or a diminished fear of the difference between prose and poetry.

    An Interview with Harold Bloom

  • But this was not enough for him; he is a visionary painter, and in his visionariness he resembles Dante.

    English literary criticism

  • Agnes Font cannot share his visionariness, as her other lover, Commander Lyle, plainly sees.

    Irish Plays and Playwrights

  • It had neither the continuousness nor the range of Browning's many-sided conversation, nor did it possess the charm of the ethereal visionariness of Newman's.

    Stories of Authors, British and American

  • Mr. ----, the head of the Kumamoto Boys 'School during the period of its fierce struggles and final collapse, whom I have already referred to as the Hero-Principal, [AS] is another example of this impractical high-strung visionariness.

    Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic

  • More than any other of her mental characteristics, impractical visionariness may be traced to the development of the nervous organization at the expense of the muscular.

    Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic

  • It is not difficult to account for the presence of accentuated visionariness in Japan.

    Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic

  • We have seen how in the Italian Renaissance the fetters of dogma, tradition, and mediæval custom were removed, and servility and visionariness gave place to healthy individuality and realism; how man and the world were discovered anew; and further, how among the other Romanic nations a lively feeling for Nature grew up, partly idyllic, partly mystic; and finally, how this feeling found dramatic expression in Shakespeare.

    The Development of the Feeling for Nature in the Middle Ages and Modern Times

  • Spenserian _visionariness_ of parts -- to the gracious lulling atmosphere of the whole.

    The English Novel

  • But this was not enough for him; he is a visionary painter, and in his visionariness he resembles

    The Renaissance: studies in art and poetry

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